Jane Fedoretz
Counsel | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9681

Jane's practice focuses on all aspects of legal support for major and mega projects, including projects in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industries. Acting as in-house and external counsel for both owners and contractors, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of the construction industry and has the ability to advocate either position effectively.

Before joining Blakes, Jane held several in-house positions in industrial and commercial construction companies. She acted as counsel at a multinational EPC company where she provided legal support and acted as project counsel for complex engineering, construction and maintenance projects. She provided ongoing legal and project support for two significant silos of work in an oil sands project, representing a C$1.2-billion investment. Jane also acted as counsel at an arm's-length health authority where she updated an entire suite of AEC construction contract documents, and acted as the sole project lawyer for the authority's ongoing construction and maintenance projects.

As vice-president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and privacy officer of a privately held industrial maintenance and oilfield services company, Jane supported a broad range of transactional, strategic and operational mandates. She oversaw the resolution of complex disputes in construction and related areas of law. She also assisted in the advancement of corporate services and corporate governance initiatives.


Jane's experience includes the following:

  • Reviewing and negotiating all contracts related to the context of construction, maintenance, mining, oil sands, offshore, drilling and oilfield services matters
  • Extensive experience with complex contract negotiations with local and international contractors
  • Employing strong practical and strategic skills to liaise with operational/project teams to achieve desired business and legal results
  • Extensive experience with crisis and risk management matters
  • Drafting a bespoke contract for a mining start-up overseas with a project value of C$300-million
  • Seconded to a supermajor assisting with procurement, construction, installation and ongoing maintenance, and commissioning contracts of a gravity-based structure/offshore platform